Otter Lake Cottagers Association

Information Board

OLCA Objectives

Directors – 2017/2018

Nita Acker Director, President, Website Liaison
Gary Acker Director, Past President
Sarah Thorne Director & Secretary
Cliff Ayer Director & Treasurer
June Lambden Director
Rhonda Montgomery Director & Fun Day
John Waltho Director & Parkers Landing Liaison

Emily & Martin Doyle Lake Stewards

Membership in the Otter Lake Cottagers Association is $40 yearly and supports the work to preserve the quality and beauty of Otter Lake. Included in membership are 4 winter checks of your property.

2017 Annual General Meeting and Fun Day – Sunday, August 6th

The OLCA’s Annual General Meeting takes place at the beginning of Fun Day, held on the Saturday of the Civic holiday long weekend.


For questions or further information about the Otter Lake Cottagers’ Association, send a detailed email to

Landfill & Recycling Depot

The Landfill & Recycling depot used by Otter Lake cottagers is the Dorset Landfill site at 1087 Maple Ridge Drive, off Kawagama Lake Road (County Rd 8).  For more information, including Hours of Operation, call 705-489-2379 or click here.

Cottage Posters

Here are two sets of posters from the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA) that you might find useful to print and post at your cottage.

Posters For Renters

Septic Tips

Poop Talk

Septic systems are the number one cause of pollution in our lakes. Is yours working properly? Listen to the informative and always entertaining Rob Davis and learn everything that you’ve ever wanted to know about septic systems and then some.

The Cottage Kit

The Cottage Kit, which is provided by the Township of Algonquin Highlands, contains everything a family renting a cottage needs in order to manage their garbage and recycling for a week. Click here to view the brochure.

Be BEAR Aware

You may not even know you are doing it. You could be attracting bears onto your property and into your community. Garbage is the main reason why bears are drawn into communities. Bird and pet food, greasy barbecues and ripe or decaying fruit, berries and vegetables are other invitations to bears to forage for food in your yard. This is not good for you, for your neighbours or for bears.

For more information on bears go to the Ministry of Natural Resources website: (click on fish & wildlife)

Calling All Birdwatchers

Here is a list of birds I have seen at the lake. I was wondering if anyone had any other different bird sightings that they could add to my list, or have any tips of places, or specific times of year to see less common birds. June Lambden. If you have any additions for the list, email June at Click here to view the file.